KA-BAR 5102 KBD Master Series Snody "Big Boss" Fixed 4.5" S35VN Blade, Zytel Handle, JRE Leather Sheath


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Part #: KA5102 | KA-BAR Knives
KA5102: KBD Master Series Snody "Big Boss"
KA-BAR Knives
Mike Snody is the master when it comes to designing small but functional fixed blades. And by small we mean full size, not neck knives. His designs, coupled with KA-BAR’s ability to produce a great knife at a great price in the USA, makes for one fantastic line...plus it's got S35VN Steel!
KA-BAR is proud to offer Snody Knives designed by custom knife maker, Mike Snody. Mike prides himself on producing world-class, investment grade cutlery for the most extreme, discerning and demanding knife collectors and users on the planet. The Snody Boss and Big Boss knives are sold with high-grade, heavy-weight, semi-production JRE leather sheaths made in the US and featuring grommet holes for lashing in any carry configuration. The Snake Charmer neck knife comes with a hard plastic self-locking sheath.

This Snody knife comes with 8 feet of 550 paracord and an 8" pre-cut lanyard to affix the included custom designed pewter bead. This bead is made in the US by Schmuckatelli and features the stylized Snody "S" logo. Also comes with a bonus set of deep purple handles. The Boss and Big Boss models come mounted with the blue "Reptile" handles and include an extra set of interchangeable purple "Dolla Holla" handles.
  • Blade Length: 4.5"
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point 
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Blade Steel: S35VN Stainless Steel, 58-62HRC
  • Thickness: 0.188"
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Sheath Material: JRE Leather
  • Weight: 6.4 oz. 
  • Made in the USA
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
KA-BAR 5102 KBD Master Series Snody "Big Boss" Fixed 4.5" S35VN Blade, Zytel Handle, JRE Leather Sheathrated 3.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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KA-BAR 5102 KBD Master Series Snody "Big Boss" Fixed 4.5" S35VN Blade, Zytel Handle, JRE Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jim F
Staten Island, NY
Oct 30, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great knife in a 100 yr Old Sheath
The knife is great and would have been concealable if Snody had spent 5 minutes thinking about this. Bud Nealy showed everyone 20 years ago what kydex can provide for concealability! But this was has a large, thick leather sheath as if everyone out there is gone to use it for "whitlin". I guess have to buy a custom kydex sheath.
KA-BAR 5102 KBD Master Series Snody "Big Boss" Fixed 4.5" S35VN Blade, Zytel Handle, JRE Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Washington state
Oct 18, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
Great knife
The reason I give this knife a 4 is for the handle material and the sheath both are not very functional . but after sharpening the knife and using it a little , I really like the knife and size . it sharpens very well and polishes the edge easier than the knifes that I have that are made from s30v. As far as edge holding ability don't know yet but both s35 vn and s30v have required me to use diamond stones to sharpen them . seems like the s35vn sharpened a little easier if it was'nt for the handle material and sheath I would give it a 10. I had a different sheath made for it so I could pack it on my left side while hunting . this is a very good knife and the price is a lot less than most other knifes made with S35vn.


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